Starting Anew

I know, I know, it has been a long time since I have made a post and a lot has happened during that time.   It has taken some time for me to get the wind back in my sails after the last few months but I am getting there day by day. Back in November, my husband and I received a call that a couple who had just delivered a baby wanted us to be the adoptive parents of their child.   And in the matter of one weekend, we went from being a couple with no children to being the adoptive parents to a little boy that we named Hudson.  Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end there – Hudson’s parents asked for him back after 8 wonderful days with us.  And we were heartbroken.  We aren’t quite healed yet, but we are getting there and we will make it with flying colors.

But, after having to say goodbye to Hudson, we needed some space to think and heal.  So we left, 1 day later.  We booked flights, rented a car, and planned out an epic adventure out West.  We flew into Denver, Colorado and from there we planned to make the trip all the way to California and see the Yosemite National Forest.  We made it happen and it was and will be one of the most memorable trips of our lives.  Below, I want to share with you some of our beautiful images along they way.

We’ve been through a lot together on this road to parenthood, from being unable to conceive for a year on our own, to seeking out medical treatment.  From there we went through two unsuccessful rounds of IVF.  And here we are 4 years or so later, on this journey to adoption that has been anything but smooth.  But that’s ok – we’ve grown as individuals, and as a couple, and we’ve learned to be resilient and appreciative for the good things we experience in life every day.  So, in the past two months I’ve been enjoying family, friends, and the small things.  But I am back and I am ready to return to my happy, positive, and style-sharing self!

Happy New Year friends, may 2013 be the most epic, beautiful, and inspiring year yet!

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